It’s an enormous thrill to be able to read books before they hit the shelves. And, let’s face it, it’s why many Penguin Books Australia staffers are in the publishing business to begin with. Words spread pretty fast around here, so every month we whip around the offices to ask what everyone is reading. These are some of our current favourites.
Teeming with energy, humour and heart, a love song to black Britain told by twelve very different women.
Marian Keyes meets Love Actually in this fresh, funny and gloriously romantic Australian novel that has sold all around the world.
A little book of the history-making, ground-breaking speeches by an extraordinary young woman who has taken the world by storm.
A rifle-shot of a novel – crisp, fast, shocking – The Shepherd’s Hut is an urgent masterpiece about solitude, unlikely friendship, and the raw business of survival.
Speculative fiction of the highest calibre: one woman fights to retain her sense of self amidst the chaos of work, motherhood and alternative universes.
The funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handler’s year of self-discovery—featuring a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, a shaman, four Chow Chows, some well-placed security cameras, various family members (living and departed), friends, assistants, and a lot of edibles
SHORTLISTED FOR THE PRIME MINISTER'S LITERARY AWARD A big story from a small town.
A magical adventure for all the family from beloved music legend Paul McCartney, taking readers around the world and back in time for bed!
A ten-year-old pirate captain? Absurd? Not in the world of Atticus Van Tasticus, a fabulously funny new illustrated junior fiction series from the brilliant and wacky creative minds of Andrew Daddo and Stephen Michael King.
Ex-cop Ted Conkaffey is slowly rebuilding his life in Crimson Lake, and getting to know his three-year-old daughter, Lillian. But when he and his PI partner Amanda take on the case of a boy who seems to have literally disappeared into thin air, his job once again threatens everything . . .
From the bestselling, multi-award-winning author of Landmarks, The Old Ways and The Lost Words - an unmissable journey into the hidden worlds beneath our feet.
The long-awaited new collection of short stories from Australia’s master of the short-story genre.
From one of Australia's most iconic singer-songwirters, John Williamson, comes this hilarious family song, with a special new verse, brought to life by award-winning illustrator Peter Carnavas.
Electrifying and audacious, an unmissable new novel from the twice-Man Booker-shortlisted author of Hot Milk.
Get your geek on with this girl gang as they design, make, game, hack, code and more! Developed in partnership with Girl Geek Academy.
The new novel from the best-selling author of The Bastard of Istanbul.
130 brilliantly simple, brand-new recipes from the bestselling author of Plenty, Plenty More, Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook.
The inside account of the breathtaking rescue that captured the world.
A touching and uplifting story about love, change and the importance of the natural environment in all our lives.
It's easy to be perfect when your secrets are buried.
In this electrifying sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalised readers for decades: What happened to Offred?
A savagely funny and perceptive coming-of-age debut novel - a battle cry for the #metoo generation.
An exploration of the work women do together.
Three Penguin Random House novels honoured among the Australian Book Review’s fan favourites.
Stories real and imagined about the moral cost of slavery, and its implications on humanity.